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(initial capital letter) a member of the Communist Party or movement.
an advocate of .
a person who is regarded as supporting politically leftist or subversive causes.
(usually initial capital letter) a Communard.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to the Communist Party or to Communism.
pertaining to communists or .
Contemporary Examples

MARTA: With sacks of money and the anti-communist tactics of your Senator Jzo-ay McCarthy.
Whit Stillman on the 20th Anniversary of ‘Barcelona’, His New Amazon Series, and the Myth of the Ugly Expat Michael Weiss August 9, 2014

But we should remember her also as a smart and sharp liberal and anti-communist.
Lauren Bacall Was Deeply Liberal and Deeply Anti-Communist Michael Tomasky August 12, 2014

I observed that Stone and Kuznick include a long-debunked story about anti-communist Secretary of Defense James Forrestal.
Oliver Stone Defends His ‘The Untold History of the United States’ Oliver Stone, Peter Kuznick November 20, 2012

As late as 1949, the anti-communist liberal Richard Grossman could write of the “terrifying efficiency” of the Soviet economy.
A Desperate Defense of Capitalism David Frum May 1, 2012

The initiative was far from an easy call for Nixon, though he was an established hawk and anti-communist.
Winston Lord and Leslie H. Gelb: Nixon’s China Opening, 40 Years Later Winston Lord, Leslie H. Gelb February 19, 2012

Historical Examples

He is really a ferocious anti-communist, so you would be very happy to hear about that.
Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

Several governments later, the Democratic Party, an anti-communist hodgepodge alliance of interests won the elections .
After the Rain Sam Vaknin

He joined anti-communist groups, was finally caught by the Communists, and sentenced to death in a town called Smolensk.
Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

From what we heard of him he never expressed himself for being anti-communist.
Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

Yes; very strongly anti-communist——exceedingly strongly anti-communist, almost fanatically so.
Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

a person who is opposed to Communism: a staunch anti-Communist
opposed to Communism: a big anti-Communist demonstration
a supporter of any form of communism
(often capital) a supporter of Communism or a Communist movement or state
(often capital) a member of a Communist party
(often capital) (US) any person holding left-wing views, esp when considered subversive
a person who practises communal living; communalist
another name for Communard
of, characterized by, favouring, or relating to communism; communistic

1919, from anti- + communist.

1841, as both a noun and adjective, from French communiste (see communism). First attested in writing by John Goodwin Barmby (1820-1881), British Owenite and utopian socialist who founded the London Communist Propaganda Society in 1841. Main modern sense emerged after publication of Communist Manifesto (“Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei”) in 1848. Shortened form Commie attested from 1940. Related: Communistic.

A supporter of communism.


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